Archive for February, 2010

Revamped Refrain Songs

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I had an awesome rehearsal with my band mates yesterday. We’ve been fine tuning the musical arrangements for the Refrain songs and they sound amazing!

I’m feeling good about how the band is coming together – adding new leads and breaks in the songs, polishing up the rough edges and tightening the sound overall – it’s great to see how hard work plus focus can pay off.

Christina Gavino our cellist will be rockin’ her bad self on the bass for a few of the songs. I know she’s looking forward to embracing the freedom of standing up to play an instrument.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to be our best show yet ;)

Get ready folks. The Refrain DVD / VOD launch party is Sat, March 6th at Burritoville, 2055 Bishop, 2nd floor (across from the Concordia Hall building, metro Guy Concordia). The fun begins at 8pm and admission if FREE!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


The Belle Game

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I had the pleasure of playing with a great band in January at Shaika called The Belle Game. Their sound pulls inspiration from the back and forth duet stylings often featured in the music of Canadian indie band Stars along with delicate musical arrangements that include the violin and the trumpet.

I was very impressed by how true they stay to their recordings when playing live which as most musicians know is no easy feat.

Check out their myspace page to find out where they’re playing next and support them by buying their wonderfully crafted EP Inventing Letters from their website.

New Dynamic

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Yesterday, we had probably one of our best practices yet. Everyone was in sync and I can see that we’re growing a lot tighter as a group.

We hammered down the changes in the musical arrangements of some songs where Andy has worked his magic on lead guitar. As Andy likes to say “It’s all about the dynamics” and it’s amazing what a few little changes in the right places can do for a song.

Tomorrow will be our first show with Andy on lead guitar. The newly expanded band will make its debut in the intimate setting of the Yellow Door opening for Katie Sevigny at 8:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

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Katie Sevigny

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Hey guys,

Saturday, Feb 13th I will be opening for singer/songwriter extraordinaire Katie Sevigny – this girl has some serious chops! You can follow her on her official blog at

The show will be up close and personal at the Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer. Show time is 8:30pm sharp. And they don’t kid around!


Erin Lang

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I’ve decided I want to start telling you guys about cool music (other than mine ;) that I think you might enjoy.

Today, I just came across this artist called Erin Lang and if you’re looking for someone to listen to after a long day’s work or being stuck in traffic, this is it. Soft and pretty.